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    1. ADHD Meds Linked to Psychotic Side Effects

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illn

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    2. Could Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose vitamin D appears safe for people with multiple sclerosis, and it may help quiet the immune system hyperactivity that marks the disease, a small clinical trial finds. The study, published online Dec. 30 in Neurol

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    3. Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rules for judging when a patient is brain dead vary widely from hospital to hospital, despite the existence of national standards created to ensure accuracy, a new study has found. The American Academy of Neurology a

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    4. Very Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born very prematurely are at higher risk for developing autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers found differences in the brains of babies born before 27 weeks' gestation who were later di

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    5. Blood Flow to Back of Brain and Risk of This

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a stroke in the back of the brain and continue to have reduced blood flow to this area have a higher risk of having another stroke within two years, a new study reveals. But researchers say people w

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    6. Singing May Help Those With Early Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, t

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    7. Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've discovered a specific chemical in the brain they believe is linked to autism. The Harvard University researchers found that autistic behavior is associated with a breakdown in the signaling pathway

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    8. ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests. But the cyc

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    9. ADHD Patients' Brain Scans Showed This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have weaker connections among brain networks that help the mind focus, a new study suggests. Using MRI brain scans from 180 children with and without ADHD, researche

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    10. Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take antidepressants during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may put their children at risk for autism spectrum disorder, a new Canadian study suggests. Researchers said it seemed that children had an 87 p

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